Tag / Sustainable Design

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  • What is YOUR take on green design?

    The last couple of posts touched on sustainable design strategies that could be used for new buildings or existing buildings; for this one I want to respond to the question of why “green” design is important? Attending an architecture program at a university that focuses on sustainability and northern architecture, I have learned just how…

  • The Beauty of a Green Roof

    So we all know that we are in a state of climate crisis and the building sector produces quite a lot of harm to the planet. I had previously covered timber building as a strategy to reduce this impact. If you have not read it yet, here is the link. For this post, we will…

  • Design for Human Well-Being

    As architects, we are all familiar with LEED, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ certification program. Sustainable and environmental design has become an integral part of our daily life, not simply for the physical and mental health but social and cultural activities. For such reasons, one of our jobs as an architect is ‘to…

  • Cloud Gardens Greenhouse

    Green and Grey

    Green and grey are the two colours that immediately come to our minds when we visualise green space in a city, and we call this image a ‘sustainable design’.